Quality Lab Technician (2022-5016)
Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.
This is an opportunity to join the Daktronics team as a Quality Lab Technician, to test out the latest visual products that enhance spectator experiences around the world.
To see the latest projects, check out the Project Gallery at: https://www.daktronics.com/en-us/photos, which is searchable by location. Here, you can see where Daktronics products are being used in your town or which iconic venues house Daktronics’ visual displays.
What is the purpose of the Daktronics Reliability Laboratory?
Daktronics display systems are known for their world class quality and reliability. The reliability lab is where this foundation begins. Daktronics systems are put through extensive weathering and temperature testing to accelerate the aging of the products and determine the product lifetime, as well as probable causes of failure, enabling our engineers to design more robust platforms. In addition, the visual display characteristics are measured in depth to ensure our products provide the high-quality visual experience Daktronics is known for.
Lab Services is Daktronics corporate test lab that provides the test equipment and knowledge for gathering data on new product designs, current production parts and field reliability. The corporate lab serves Daktronics manufacturing facilities located all around the world.
The team’s mission is to deliver industry leading product information and analysis: by skilled application of quality and reliability techniques, to help employees and customers make informed decisions that enable Daktronics to provide world leading value.
In the lab, team members get the opportunity to learn, operate and troubleshoot our cutting-edge new product prototypes as well as benchmark other products and components in our industry.
What will work look like for me?
The technician will set up and test the latest products and technology Daktronics has to offer and use a wide variety of analytical equipment.
Perform a wide variety of testing with an emphasis on employee flexibility to learn multiple types of instruments and prototype products.
Some of the common tools and competencies utilized may be:Electrical – Setup and operation of Daktronics modules, power supplies, controllers, and measurement of their electrical characteristics via multimeters, oscilloscopes or other advanced equipment as needed.
Environmental Testing – Temperature-humidity testing chambers, UV Weathering chambers, water spray testers.
Dimensional Measurement – Measure components using various instruments such as height gages, calipers, advanced optical microscopes, coordinate measurement machines and many others.
Mechanical Testing – dimensional, torque, tensile testing, compression, adhesion, fatigue etc.
Support Daktronics engineering teams in both product and process design by becoming an expert regarding the above pieces of equipment and their usage. Take input from test engineers to determine test protocol and then communicate the results with those engineers and the necessary stakeholders. Good technical writing skills are necessary. Documentation of test setup, procedures and results using Microsoft PowerPoint or Excel is a primary function.
Continuous improvement is a goal of the lab, so providing feedback and making improvements to your work environment using your experiences will be a valued contribution.
Participate in planning activities including PI (Program Increment) Planning, Tier meetings, and manage your Kanban board (Trello).
Where is this opportunity located?
This position will work in the corporate laboratory on the Daktronics campus in Brookings, SD.
Why consider Daktronics for your career?
Work with the latest prototypes from a worldwide leader in display technology.
We are continuously evolving and utilizing new technologies to maintain our edge.
Culture and People
Helpful, talented teammates who are curious and enjoy learning and sharing together.
Team centric learning environment rooted in iterative learning through experiments and a Growth Mindset.
Every voice on the team is respected.
Intentionally promote mentoring opportunities that are bi-directional.
Long-term growth relationship where we win together!
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
High school diploma or GED required. Prior experience in a relevant field and/or a two-year or greater technical degree in electronics, mechanical, or materials science field.
Have or willing to attain ASQ CQT (Certified Quality Technician) certification and/or commensurate skills.
Experience with MSA (Measurement System Analysis), Gage R&R’s (Repeatability and Reproducibility), and GD&T a plus.
Experience with programming Coordinate Measurement Machines a plus.
Previous electronics manufacturing, electronics repair or measurements experience is desirable.
Excellent organizational skills with an eye for detail.
Experience with MS office tools (Outlook/Excel/Word/PowerPoint).
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships in a team-based environment.
Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand tools and power tools for maintenance of laboratory apparatus.
Fluent in English, written and verbal.
Ability to meet all workplace safety requirements, which includes following safety protocols related to COVID-19.
Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.
Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or citizenship status.
To apply for this job please visit careers-daktronics.icims.com.